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here's what we know. police were called to his home overnight and found 30-year-old reeva steenkamp suffering from four gunshot wounds. she was pronounced dead at the scene and pistorius was taken into custody. >> the prosecutors have delayed his first court hearing. and we are in pretoria where this is all unfolding. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. police were called to this high-security estate only this morning after reports that a well-known model had been shot dead. then her boyfriend was arrested, one of the most high-profile sportsmen in all of south africa, oscar pistorius. >> first double amputee to compete in an olympic event. >> reporter: last summer in london a dream come true against the odds. >> what is it like to have some people say oscar pistorius has an advantage on the track? >> it was quite difficult for me. it was something that i think i
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took a little bit too personally at first. >> reporter: the first amputee runner to compete in an olympic games against able-bodied competition. he's been questioned by police after a shooting in his pretoria home. >> a woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. the only two people on the premises were the residents and the deceased. >> reporter: law enforcement and paramedics arrived on the scene to find a female shot at least twice thought to be pistorius' girlfriend, thought to be his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. a nine millimeter pistol has been reportedly found at the scene, pistorius has talked about keeping guns in his home for safety. he's told journalists. >> he's very well. obviously emotional, but he's fine, guys. >> reporter: early reports pointed out it could have been an accident that a valentine
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surprise caused the alleged victim to be mistaken for a burglar. she tweeted hours earlier what do you have up your sleeve for your lover later. >> i can confirm there's previously been incidents at the home of mr. oscar pistorius of allegations of domestic nature. >> reporter: pistorius whose battled for most of his life looks now likely to face his biggest battle yet. and court officials now say that oscar pistorius will appear in court early tomorrow morning and they indicate also that his -- that officials will reject any appeal for bail that comes from his lawyers. matt? >> all right, thank you very much. otto bolden is a track and field analyst for nbc sports. good morning to you. your first reaction? >> utter shock and amazement. i think like you guys if you've met this young man you know that this is something that seems a little bit hard to believe upon the initial report. >> it's very early in the investigation, this could have
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been an accidental shooting. we don't know if there was any premeditation here. do you know anything about the relationship between reeva steenkamp and oscar pistorius? >> well, all i know is that we'd heard in the past that this was not -- this was sometimes a relationship that could have been a little volatile at times. but nothing -- nothing ever to this extent. >> he was a huge story at the london olympic games and paralympic games. do you have any information about the adjustment he might have gone through after those games with his life, with his emotional state? >> well, i know him personally, so in the last time i spoke to him he told me he was literally at the highest point he's ever been in his life. he was making appearance s for his sponsors and so on. but basically what happened the last six months both in london in the paralympics as well as the summer olympic games represent the pinnacle of his life and the 26 years he's gone on. >> was he anyone ever who talked
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about being concerned for his safety? we know he had a handgun in his home, did you ever talk about that? >> no, he never did. but being the ambassador he was for south africa, we're aware there's a great incidence of violent crime, but i don't think it would have been in him to mention that even though that was obviously a possibility. >> otto, thanks very much for your time. we appreciate it. and an exclusive interview with a woman who worked closely with reeva steenkamp and who knows oscar pistorius. but right now five after the hour.savannah. the nightmare cruise for passengers on the stricken ship in the gulf of mexico it's almost at an end. nbc's janet shamlian is in mobile, alabama, where the ship is nearing port. >> reporter: the latest update is the crippled cruise ship will arrive here sometime midafternoon perhaps 2:00 or 3:00, central time. as you can imagine passengers will be very anxious to get off, but it's a huge operation to do that. it could take two or three hours
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to get everyone off. and while carnival has made arrangements for transportation to get people home, a lot of family members haven't waited. they are here in mobile because they want to see their loved ones as soon as possible. when the "triumph" finally docks here in a few hours, passengers will have endured five days without power, enough food, and few working toilets. late wednesday a third tug was sent out to help tow it through the ship canal. for mary poret the last place she thought she would be is alabama, but these women drove from texas to meet their 10 and 12-year-old dotting cruising with their dad. >> she was scared she would never get seen again and that as a parent to hear your child say, i'm scared, i won't ever see you again, momma, that was heart-wrenching for me. >> reporter: carnival is promising to get everyone home as soon as possible. passengers will get hotel rooms in either new orleans or mobile tonight. 20 charter flights will take
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them to houston tomorrow. dozens of buses have been brought in for those who want to leave immediately. >> there's nothing i can do except wait. so, basically that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: he made the trip from texas to meet his fiancee laura. they are setting up a tree average unit at the port to check people who might be sick. >> every decision we've made since sunday morning is to ensure the safety of our guests and to get them home as quickly as possible. >> reporter: on wednesday, carnival said it would give passengers an additional $500 each in addition to full reimbursement at a future cruise. it also canceled 12 more cruises on "triumph." that's now out of service until at least mid-april. mary poret said she hopes her daughter never sets foot on a cruise ship again. she's counting the minutes until re beck xa is back in her arms. >> it will be the happiest moment of my life probably up
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until now, except maybe holding her when she was born. it's up there. i can't wait to see her. i can't wait to have our eyes locked and her run to me. because momma fixes everything. >> reporter: and we'll start hearing the passengers' stories of how it was later today. savannah back to you. >> janet, thank you. we'll hear one of the stories right now. janie baker is on the ship and we talked on the phone earlier and i asked about the conditions. >> my friends and i, we're doing okay, but it is extremely terrible conditions. we have no toilets. we have no electricity. there's only emergency electricity which basically lights sort of the landing strips in the hallway. sanitation is a huge problem. food is very sporadic. i mean, sometimes they'll have, like, burgers but you have to wait in line literally for four hours. the time, though, my friends and i by the time you get to the end of the line they just have,
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like, sandwiches, you know, you know, it's just -- to me, i'm from houston, texas, well, lake jackson, just south of that and it reminds of, like, hurricane evacuations when we have no power, like, katrina in the dome except it's afloat. >> have there been days where you haven't gotten to eat at all? >> there have not been days where we haven't gotten to eat but, like, the food -- it's basically bread is what you get. and there are sandwiches, like, maybe a thin slice of tomato with some mayonnaise, by the time we get there. but, you know, however, the good thing i have to say the cruise has been phenomenal. they have tried to do the best they possibly can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high.
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in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigger bags. i mean, it's so, you know, it's not good.
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and the smell, oh. >> i can only imagine. how are the other passengers handling this? have you seen any instances of other passengers becoming ill? is there anyone you're very worried about right now. >> well, yes. we were in line one night and a lady passed out. they think she was maybe having a heart attack. i know they gave her baby aspirin. then we hear rumors of other things that have happened. we heard another man had a heart attack. and probably the worst i saw was a little girl sitting on the floor with a breathing treatment machine. i guess she had asthma, you know, and her machine was plugged in to where people were charging and she was getting a breathing treatment. meanwhile there's water, you know, all around her. it's just very, very scary. i mean, it's extreme conditions. >> our interview earlier with janney baker who was on the carnival "triumph" right now. here's matt. savannah thank you, we've got new information on the
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deadly end to the manhunt for former language police officer christopher dorner, this as we hear for the first time from the couple who was tied up by the murder suspect in their mountain cabin. nbc's miguel am ma galmaguer isn big bear. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we now know it was a married couple that came home to find christopher dorner, they told police that they were concerned about housekeeping units in this area. that's how come there was some confusion. needless to say when they came into their house, they couldn't believe their eyes. >> and we had come into the living room and he opened the door and came out at us. >> he ran out. he yelled stay calm. >> reporter: karen and jim reynolds weren't just looking down the barrel of a gun, they had come face to face with an accused killer. >> when he came out and yelled stay calm, karen turned and screamed and started running.
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he ran after her. he caught ter at about the door. >> at the staircase. >> reporter: there he stood, dressed in camouflage looking ready to kill. >> he said, i know you've been seeing the news. i know you know who i am. >> reporter: christopher dorner had been using the reynolds' cabin as a hideout. he told the couple you have nothing to fear. >> he was very insistent -- >> he said four or five times, he didn't have a problem with us. he said he wanted to clear his name. >> reporter: on the run for six days, dorner was likely inside the reynolds' home for much of that time. now he wanted out. >> he asked if we had a car. where is it. >> yeah. >> reporter: dorner would take the reynolds' car but first he forced them to the bedroom. >> he was always very, very calm. >> very calm. >> and you really -- you really could tell that he was professionally trained. >> reporter: he bound their arms with ziplocs, stuffed their mouths with towels and covered
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their heads with pillowcases. >> i felt that he put the pillowcase over my head that i thought he may have changed his mind. >> reporter: the reynolds thought they would be killed, but after 15 minutes dorner walked out the front door armed and ready for war. >> vehicle taken was a purple-maroon nissan rogue. the suspect took the keys and took off in the vehicle. >> reporter: with dorner gone the reynolds broke free and called 911. >> we have the suspect holed up in a cabin. >> reporter: police say the former cop gunned down a sheriff's deputy now identified as 35-year-old jeremiah mckay, the last of dorner's four victims. >> officer down. >> copy. another officer down. >> reporter: with the murder spree now over, the reynolds afraid for their own lives never wanted dorner to lose his. >> i didn't wish him dead, though, at any point. i really didn't. i prayed for him a lot. and i'm praying for his family
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now. >> reporter: this morning it remains unclear how long christopher dorner was holed up here. last night the sheriff's department held a press conference and they told investigators and the public that they were in this area, that they did search several homes but it's unclear if they searched the condo behind me. matt? >> miguel almaguer in big bear, california, this morning, thanks very much. natalie morales has the other top stories. good morning. >> good morning, everyone, we begin with the megamerger just announced to create the world's largest airline as american airlines and us airways join forces. nbc tom costello covers aviation for us. good morning. >> this is an $11 billion and it helps american emerge from chapter 11. as you said the world's biggest airline, 94,000 employees, 6,700 daily flights. what does it mean for travelers? previous mergers have often led to higher ticket prices. watch for that. these two carriers expected to
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operate separately at least a year, maybe longer. existing tickets, of course, will be honored. frequent flier programs for now will remain separate and it will require justice department approval, it will take time. >> thank you. the president has declared a state of disaster in south mississippi after a powerful tornado ripped through hattiesburg earlier this week. officials estimate that it could take tens of millions of dollars to repair the destruction left in the twister's path. it severely damaged parts of a college campus and hundreds of homes. some positive news on the economy this morning. fewer americans are on the road to foreclosure. the number of homes being repossessed dropped 28% between january of 2012 and january of this year. meantime, employees' 401(k) accounts surged 12% over the last year according to fidelity investments and that growth is attributed to a strong stock market and increasing contributions from both workers and their companies. for a check of today's
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market mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. any other good news there to report? >> oh, unfortunately, no, not right now. it's news from overseas that could knock the s&p 500 off its five-year highs. japan, germany, and france, the world's third, fourth, fifth largest economies all contracting in the fourth quarter. and wall street isn't in love with valentine's day. historically the s&p 500 is up 52% of the time. but on february 14th, its winning percentage is only 39%. investors must have other things on their minds. natalie, back to you. >> i'm guessing so, mary thompson, at the new york stock exchange, thank you. and leonard cooper has to be the coolest kid in his high school now, here is in final jeopardy at the team tournament, the clue on june 6th, 1944, he said the eyes of the world are upon us. check out leonard. >> now we go to leonard cooper. he's looking pretty happy. why? did he come up with dwight david eisenhower? >> no, i didn't.
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>> you didn't. >> some guy, but i just won $75,000. >> you did indeed! >> and the correct answer would be dwight d. eisenhower is the supreme commander of the allied forces of the time before then becoming president. no question, though, the kid is a champ and he gets to take a big check home for $75,000. >> that's cool. >> that's good. i mean, talk about, you know, really cool way to handle it. >> no idea. but i still win. that's good. >> natalie, thanks. mr. roker has the first check of the weather. >> our friends in florida are on the big storm train. we've laid down the tracks with the stationary front and storm after storm will be running across. look for the rain to bring anywhere from 3 to 5 inches over the next 24 hours. and we've got a clipper coming across the great lakes. going to bring some light snow generally about 3 to 6 inches of snow but from green bay all the way to traverse city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow.
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we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71.
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68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on
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an east bay elementary school closed today because it's a crime scene. sheriff's deputies arriving at 8:45 last night after reports of shots fired. when deputies got there, they found a young man with a gunshot wound who later died at the hospital.
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that shooting happened on a grassy area around campus. investigators right now trying to figure out what led up to this shooting and currently combing the campus to see if there are any clues nearby. the investigation expected to take several hours. again, the school is closed. so far no arrests. right now let's get that valentine's day forecast. mother nature, christina loren, making it really nice out there. >> she really is. beautiful day shaping up. this is san francisco. you can see we do have some fog but above that fog a beautiful blue sky. lots of sunshine on tap. that's going to warm temperatures up into the 70s. 71 degrees. unseasonably warm today. by 5 to 15 degrees in some cases. 69 in san jose. 67 degrees today in san francisco. traditionally we only see highs this time of year in the mid to upper 50s. friday into saturday, we continue to climb. beach weather on the way for saturday afternoon. then getting into sunday, a touch cooler but still holding
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on to unseasonably warm weather. 7:27. happy valentine's day, mike. >> and to you, christina, and to you folks. the fog is an issue right now. still traveling across that bay bridge is an issue and in spots through richmond, berkeley and down the peninsula and also some in palo alto and fremont. you see low clouds now. palo alto itself looks like the sun is finally shining through. maybe patchy up through san mateo through the bridge there. no crashes are reported for that stretch of 880. south bay also looking at the northbound routes gumming up for northbound 101 and 280 around 880. that orange on map also indicates maybe low clouds through los altos and mountain view. be careful this morning. back to you. >> great advice. thank you very much. we'll have more local updates for you in one half hour from right now at 7:56. until then, the "today" show rolls on. hope to see you in a little bit.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, it's the 14th day of february, 2013, and we're following some stunning news coming out of south africa this morning, the murder arrest of olympic sprinter oscar pistorius, following an overnight shooting at his home. we're going to have an exclusive interview coming up with a woman who knew the victim straight
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ahead and the victim apparently allegedly was oscar's girlfriend. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie. also ahead we'll have the privilege to talk to retired army staff sergeant clint romesh about the act of bravery that just earned him the medal of honor. and on a lighter note, beyonce gets very personal what she's revealing in a new documentary about marriage and motherhood and what she considers to be the biggest battle of her life. we'll begin with the developing story, the overnight arrest of oscar pistorius for the alleged murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. and joining us on the phone right now is surit tomlinson, the managing director for the agency that represent s steenkamp, good morning and our condolences. >> thank you. >> what can you tell me about what you have learned happened here and what may be the circumstances? >> we've been in communication
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with people on the scene since half past 7:00, quarter to 8:00 this morning, so it's been a very, very long morning. there are no official statements. a lot of specktation is going on at the moment and we are unable to provide any information that that is accurate at this moment in time. our thoughts and our prayers are with their family and everyone is just waiting to see what's going to be happening as everyone's in court right now as we speak. >> i can imagine the shock across south africa and frankly across the world -- >> yes. >> -- because so many of the people had come to know and love oscar pistorius. obviously he's innocent until proven guilty and we don't know what the charges and the nature of the charges may be. had you witnessed this relationship at all? how long had they been together? and did you see anything that would have caused you concern? >> no. so, they'd been together for a couple of months. i'm not at liberty to comment on their private life, and, you know, we were her agent and her publiclyi
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publicist and to date we've seen nothing. it's shocking for us, too, for everyone. >> had you ever met oscar? >> yes. >> what were your impressions? >> the same as everyone else. charming, great guy. it's shocking. >> have you been able to talk to any member of reeva's family? >> yes, i have. >> do you know how they're doing? >> no, they're not doing very well right now as you can imagine. everyone is -- there's no words to describe the sadness. they're not doing very well right now. >> you know, the police -- >> they're surrounded by family and friends and as much support but, you know, it doesn't bring their daughter back at the end of the day. >> indeed. the police spokesman said this morning that there had been previous incidents at oscar pistorius' home and that there were allegations of, quote, a domestic nature. do you know anything about that? >> no. no. absolutely not. i don't. >> had you seen them interact? could you determine what kind of relationship they had?
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>> yes, i did. there were two people that were going out there, seemed happy. i can't comment as i said to the intimate relationship that they had behind closed doors, but they looked happy as any couple would when out. so, no, i didn't see anything. >> surit tomlinson, our condolences and to reeva's family in a terrible time. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> still so many questions that haven't been answered. >> let's get a check of the weather with mr. roker. >> matt, thank you so much. our friends out west will be dealing with a lot of wind today. high pressure building in and so we look for almost what could be santa ana-like wind. wind advisories for southern california, wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour. here in the east we've got cold weather coming. tomorrow new york city a high of 38 degrees. 41 in washington, d.c., 49 in new york city, 54 in washington, d.c. then saturday, that front moves through. temperatures drop anywhere from
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10 to 20 degrees. atlanta will drop down into the 40s. and then on sunday, the cold air in the northeast really sets up. we'll start to see some moderating warmth down to the 7:34. happy valentine's day, al. happy valentine's day to you at home. a live look over the san francisco bay where we have a blanket of low clouds. fog burns out from the top down and sun is out in full force above that cloud deck. only a matter of time, in fact another hour from a lot of clearing in san francisco. 68 degrees in livermore today. 70 degrees in santa theresa and 71 in gilroy. we'll hold onto that warmth through the first part of the weekend. that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. now to our special series, flashpoint guns in america. is it possible to personalize firearms so they will only work for the owner. tom costello has been looking into that question.
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tom, good morning. >> matt, the short answer is, yes, it is possible. this idea was floated 20 years ago to address the number of police officers who were being killed by someone who grabbed their weapon. since then, the technology has come a long way. >> reporter: what if the gun that adam lan za stole from his mother to kill 20 children and six adults in newtown, connecticut, what if that gun had refused to work? a smart gun only fired by its authorized owner, the kind of technology we see in the latest james bond movie "sky fall." >> there are microencoded in the grips so it has your palm prints so you can only fire it. less of a random killing machine, more of a personal statement. >> turns out it's not just in the movies. >> if you take it from me, within seconds, the light turns red. give it back to me, i take it from you, it's green again. >> reporter: the technology
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already exists both in handguns and rifles. with the i-gun rifle, it's all about the micro-chip inside the ring the gun owner wears. when that ring touches the hand grip, the chip transmits a code to a receiver in the rifle. >> it's looking for a particular code. if it does not find the code, it does not unlock. >> reporter: inventor, jonathan mossburg calls it another layer of safety. >> safety off. without the ring it does not fire. with the ring, it does fire. >> reporter: designed for parents to keep guns away from children or anyone who fears their gun could be used against them. >> maybe a homeowner in a certain situation. mate be an air marshall, maybe a teacher who chooses to carry a firearm. >> reporter: with a german made armatix handgun, it's a pin code embedded in a watch. >> my hands not going to shot because it's red. as soon as i give it to him. >> reporter: but the nra believes it could be a first step towards gun control.
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>> this is all really pie in the sky hypothetical. >> reporter: nra president david keene said smart gun technology could drive up the cost of a gun and he questions whether it could be reliable when an owner needed a gun for self-defense. >> what we really need is not smart guns or this or that and the prohibition of guns, what we really need is education. >> reporter: gun policy advocates point to the 500,000 guns stolen every year and 600 people killed in accidental shootings. technology that could save some of those lives, moving from the movies. >> good luck with that. >> reporter: to mainstream. >> won't shoot. >> we mentioned the smart guns were first discussed 20 years ago but then that discussion fell by the wayside. one concern has been if a police officer needed his or her smart gun to work and it didn't, the consequences could be deadly, but smart guns are already being sold in europe and asia. matt. >> tom costello, thank you very much.
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400 call ban. enemy fire from every direction. three u.s. soldiers killed in the first hour. >> they held out as long as they could but the overwhelming fire made it impossible to do anything but sit there and take it. >> staff sergeant clinton romesha took out an enemy machine squad before grenade shrapnel blasted his hip, arm and neck. but he kept on fighting. >> i knew i had been hit but i could still walk and talk and run. i was good to go. >> thinking victory was theirs, the taliban fighters entered the out post. >> they think we're all dead. all right, guys, let's get them for this and let's show them we're still here and still kicking. >> eight u.s. soldiers were killed and romesha led the firefight to drive the taliban out and get the bodice of his american comrades. >> you won't beat down that spirit that we will win.
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we were going to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where
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it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there receiving the highest honor? >> very emotional, like trying to hold this all together and making sure colin doesn't get down again. >> your husband had kept some of the details of what happened in afghanistan from you until recently. do you think that was the right idea? >> i think so. >> was it hard to hear what he actually went through? >> there are certain aspects that are hard, but, you know, he's my hero everyday before, after and in the future. >> it's hard to do justice to what you and your fellow soldiers went through, but just to set the scene a little bit, these were desperate circumstance, you're in this remote out-post, you wake up surrou surrounded by hundreds of taliban fighters. there's just 52 of you. in that moment, do you think you knew how desperate these circumstances were? >> in that moment, you knew you
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had to rally the guys. we had to stick together as a team like we had done time and time again and dig deep and just like, you know, all the soldiers out there, you know, it's our job. that fighting spirit, you know, and let's go, guy, you know, let's win. >> you defied orders at one moment. you were told to stay put and instead you ran right into the fire. at that moment, that split second decision, how did you make it? >> just reacted. i mean, just -- >> instinct? >> yes. let, you know, the gut lead the way. and we got lucky, got lucky. >> well, the unthinkable happened while you were there. at one point the taliban actually breached the campus, which was your home. they're walking in. what was your thought at that point? >> just wow, really? you know. >> disbelief? >> yeah. you know, it was like just
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couldn't -- it took a while for everything to engage, it was like, no, this ain't going to happen here. >> tammy, your kids are young, right? we saw colin running around at the white house. at some point they will be old enough and know what dad did. do you think they will feel their father is a hero? >> oh, yeah. we're going to be a family. they're going to know what they -- you know, they will have all the pictures everyone has taken. it will be okay. >> more important when the president says it, sergeant, but for the entire nation, we say thank you. thank you very much and congratulations. >> thank you. >> it is a pleasure to meet you both. we will be back, right after these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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back at 7:50 now. the late night comics are having a little bit of a field day with one of the talked about moments from the state of the union. senator marco rubio's awkward
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move to get a sip of water during the republican response. take a look. >> let me tell you from experience it is not easy being on tv. you have the sweltering lights. you have the audience, you have the cameras, knowing you're being watched by millions. [ applause ] >> it really can give a person a little bit of cotton mouth. >> i'm sorry. i'm nervous tonight for some reason. i'm just sweating a bit so i had to -- i'm just going to ju just -- just going to -- get something to drink here. [ applause ] >> just so thirsty. should have drank something before the show, i don't know why i didn't think of that. >> actually, the most impressive
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thing about president obama's speech last night, he did the whole thing without a single drink of water. >> and some things going through marco rubios' mind at this moment. that looked presidential, right? >> you handle it by always maintaining eye contact with the home viewer and connecting to the audience. >> why was the water so far away? it would have been less awkward if he reached down the front of his pants to get it. >> you know -- >> it would have been less awkward had he been wearing one of these on his head during the speech. >> took your suggestion. the hat or camelback will be good. i'm sure this won't come up on "snl" this weekend. >> why was the water so far away. >> at that point, better to have no water. >> his look, okay. >> exactly. >> you almost have to feel bad.
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they prepared so hard for this speech and this is the thing people remember. >> i know. >> it's a thankless speejob, di in spanish and english. >> a thankless job. >> and coming up, savannah carrying around tables in new york city. analysis don and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes. and you help keep people full with whole grain fiber? just like you guys. [ female announcer ] they're different, but the same. new frosted mini-wheats crunch. a tasty square packed with a crunch... [ crunch! ] ...of whole grain fiber that helps keep you full. it's a big breakfast... [ crunch! ] new a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh! and now hot pink toes. seems tough for a tough dog like duke. but when it has anything to do with gwen, he's putty in her hands. for a love this strong, duke's family only feeds him iams.
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robber did have a similar description. let's check things out on this lover's day. christina loren is here to tell us about the valentine's forecast. >> looking good out there. you can't ask for better outdoor conditions than what we'll get today. offshore flow in place. fog out there this morning. it's burning off quickly. you saw layered stratus clouds clearing off. by 11:00 a.m. we're talking about full sunshine across the greater bay area bringing numbers up into the 70s. 68 in livermore. 70 in redwood city. 67 in san francisco. we're not even done climbing just yet. temperatures keep moving up through saturday. we'll peak at 71 degrees as we kick off the first part of the weekend. let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. there's haze in san jose. fog not an issue in this part of the south bay but it is surrounding. you see clouds in the background. map shows you slow north 280 at 880. capital to the airport is slow.
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280 shows slower drive and through the fog. 85 slows there. south through san mateo jammed up at hillsdale. a crash there. slow off the san mateo bridge. slow across the bridge south into fremont and north into oakland because of traffic and a couple small incidents. back to you. >> another local update in one half hour from right now. the "today" show coming your way.
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good morning. >> 8:00 now on this thursday morning, thursday february 14, 20 2013. it is valentine's day. we say happy valentine's day to all of you at home and the fine folks who came out to rockefeller plaza to say hello. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker.
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coming up, we will see beyonce like we rarely see it. is there a new documentary and in it she talks quite openly about her marriage and what she does in those performances. a lot more from her. >> we've all been doing these psas and it's savannah's turn and her cause is helping feed the hungry and turning the tables on hunger. >> literally turning the tables on hunger. a reminder, tomorrow morning, savannah and i will be live from boston. we will be in the boston area. stop by. we have history and music and song and dance. >> and a little something down your pants. >> live from boston, massachusetts. join us, we will have a good time. we're looking forward to it. >> take this show on the road. >> we receive. >> exactly. natalie morales is at the newsdesk. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. double amputee olympic runner
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oscar pistorius was charged overnight with the valentine's day murder of his girlfr police said the victim model vie reeva steenkamp was shot in south africa. they said there had been, quote, previous incidents at the home. a .9 millimeter pistol was recovered. he was the first double amputee track athlete to complete in the olympics last year exhibition relief is finally in sight for more than 4,000 passengers and crew members aboard the disabled carnival cruise ship. it is being towed to mobile, alabama today. an an fire last weekend knocked out power and left it drifting in the gulf of mexico. passengers had been complaining about heat, unsanitary conditions and in adequate food. the ship had other mechanical problems in the weeks before the fire. # exhibition american airlines and us airways announced a mega merger this morning. the $11
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billion deal would create the world's largest airlines. it will have to be approved by the judge in the bankruptcy case and federal regulators exhibition we're also hearing from the first time for a couple who came face to face with fugitive ex cop christopher dorner hours before he apparently killed a police officer in that standoff. jim and karen reynolds said they returned to their vacation home tuesday and were con fronted by dorner, who was suspected of four murders. >> very insistent that -- >> he didn't have a problem with us. he just wanted to clear his name. i don't have a problem with you. >> he was bond and gagged. he stole their car. the couple broke free and called 911. for a look at what is trending today. we have you talking online. lady gaga canceled the rest of her born this way tour.
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she will need surgery to repair a hip injury. she had severe joint inflammation but further testing revealed it was worse than that. tsa is not blaming kim car dashee and kanye west for the flight delays at kennedy airport. they had to be privately screened after arriving from brazil. an airline employee let them bypass a regular checkpoint, a violation of security protocols exhibition and he denied eating his mother's sprinkles shows he still hasn't quite learned his lesson about fibbing. >> how old are you? >> 2. >> you're 3. >> approximate yeah. >> do you have any pets? >> yeah. >> where are they? >> a puppy. >> although you don't have a puppy. >> have you read my book? >> yeah. >> did you like it? >> yeah. >> have you ever driven a car?
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>> yeah. >> since he plundered the sprinkle supply ellen presented him with his own sprinkles bar. it will keep him busy and hyped up on sugar for a long time. let's go to al for a check of your weather. >> it's your birthday today. what's your weather? >> amy. >> your birthday is valentine's day. do you get a little ripped off? >> a little bit. >> the birthday and the valentine's day together. and you're alex. thank you very much. >> what's your name? >> eli. >> are you with them, eli? >> yeah. you're kind of standing away a little bit just in case things go badly. let's see what we have for you today. in boston, tomorrow, partly breezy, milder. 48 degrees. i did not want to hear savannah whining about the weather. >> i would never do that. i don't know what you're talking
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about. >> a little bit of a clipper moving through the great lakes. that's going to drop 3 to 6 inches of snow. snow showers in the northern rockies. air stagnation alerts again in parts of the pacific northwest. a lot of heavy rain through central and southern florida. beautiful day in the winner gulf right on into texas and southern ca 8:05. happy valentine's day to you. thursday morning looks good right now. we still have some fog. this is a live shot from emeryville facing out towards oakland. the fog is burning off quickly. hazy conditions for today but temperatures are downright perfect for outdoor activity. 71 degrees in goal roh. 70 degrees in santa teresa. right around 69 in fremont. and 71 degrees today in napa. as we head throughout the next couple of days, we stay nice and comfortable next week, temperatures drop off and we bring in the rain. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, mr. roker. coming up next, beyonce gets
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back now at 8:09, with one of the newest stars, beyonce. >> she seems to be everywhere. won grammys and sold millions worldwide and now she's airing her inner most thoughts in a documentary set to air this weekend on hbo. >> i always battle with how much do i reveal about myself? how do i keep my humility? >> clearly, back in the spotlight following a year long maternity leave, 31-year-old beyonce knowles stripped of makeup and open about her vulnerabilities invites the
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politic public to witness floorves her private life in a documentary she co-directed called "life is but a dream. >> how do i keep my spirit and reality and how do i continue to be generous to my fans and my craft? how do i stay current, but how do i stay soulful? and it is the battle of my life. ♪ >> reporter: in january, it shocked many to learn beyonce used prerecorded tracks at president obama's second inauguration. her critics were silent at a february press conference days before her super bowl show. ♪ >> any questions? >> reporter: the singer's ability to inspire on the stage
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always on her mind. >> you look in the audience and you see this little girl that was me when i was looking at michael or janet or tina turner, and there's no way i'm not going to give 100%, because i remember being that girl. and i'm still that girl. >> reporter: what now seems evident is that beyonce, as she expands her empire beside hip-hop mogul husband shawn jay-z qatar is doing so with a newfound confidence. >> this is a defining moment for her. she's reintroducing herself to the world. she took a little break, hiatus. >> in the documentary, beyonce speaks about her marriage and motherhood, daughter, blue ivory just celebrating her first birthday. she shows herself letting her air down with her sister and kelly roland from destiny's child band. ♪ >> you know, i have been around the world. i've seen so many things. i love my husband, but there's
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nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. i grow so much from those conversations. >> reporter: she speaks about painful miscarriage kept secret until jay-z rapped about it in his song "glory." nothing is left unsaid. >> beyonce told me she's comfortable in her skin now and why she's letting down these walls. >> when i walk onto a stage, i'm able to come out of my shell and be fabulous and over the top and strong and powerful as i want to b be. >> the documentary airs this saturday on hbo. we'll be seeing much more of beyonce in the months ahead. she is launching a world tour in april. >> a talented lady. when we come back, why sav sna is throwing the world's largest dinner party, right after this. what,t, while we'reg why don't we play a game of hide and seek?
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to encourage shelter dog adoptio adoption. >> and today, we're paying asen atension to the growing problem of hunger. >> in this land of plenty, there is a crisis, one in 6 struggles with hunger and 15 million without enough food and the face of hunger is not always what we imagine. too often, it is the face of a chil child. >> one nation under god -- >> the truth is there isn't always a full meal put on my tabl table. >> you will go to the fridge and there will be nothing there. >> i used to be scared, if any other kids found out i didn't have food i was poor, i thought they would make fun of me. >> i struggled. >> going to get chocolate, christine? how's it look? pretty good? you eat this whole plate, will you be full?
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>> no. >> lunchtime means different things to those who knows what it feels like not to have enoug enough. >> i see how some people start out with a meal and they start throwing everything away and like they don't keep things maybe for leftovers. >> you don't like to see people waste? >> no, not at all. >> these kids go to school in a middle class connecticut suburb, but 17 million american children have the same concern. >> i think it's really brave of all of you to be talking to us about it. is it something you feel comfortable talking about? >> why should we have to struggle if we need it to survive, why can't we get it when we need it? >> how often are you thinking about food? usually every single day because your stomach will tie up in knots because you're so hungry. >> everyday you feel like that? >> uh-huh. >> people don't really see that
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there's hunger right here in these hall ways. >> uh-huh. >> a mind that is always on foreign countries, but it is right here in our community. >> when you get sad or discouraged, what do you tell yourself to make yourself feel better about everything? >> after a hurricane comes a rainb rainbow. after it gets hard it always gets easier and you make the best of what you have. it always works out good in the en end. >> an apple is really good. >> we asked these kid what they would do if they were superheroes, with the power to end world hung er.hunger. >> my superhero is the food angel. she leaves a basket outside their house with all the food. >> she's flying across the country. >> giving food to everyone in the world. >> she has a magical bag. >> strawberries, corn, an
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orange. >> let there be food. >> we're so lucky to live in this country and we have so many people that are caring and have big hearts. i think that if more people knew about this issue, they would want to help. so we're going to make a commercial about hunger in america. what do you think we should say? >> just like you never know what's happening behind closed doors because you never know what people's lives are going to be like. >> ready? >> superheroes we're not but we do have the power of millions of viewers who may not realize the extent of the problem. i joined forces with the ad agency cutwater and joined forces to make this ad. their idea is have me set up the world's largest dinner party with enough tables to feed america.
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is joe here? >> let me introduce you to him. >> hi. no. i think you're joe. i googled you. >> my director is he legendary joe pitka. this man has directed over 5,000 commercials including some of the most famous super bowl ads ever. and now he's directing someone -- >> savannah. >> who's never acted a day in her life. >> ready for action. >> sorry. say it again. >> go, action. you have to get out of the way. >> you want me out? >> move up. >> let me get out of the way. oh. sorry. well, that didn't work out. i keep getting caught. after a few scenes, i'm convinced they may give my role to the stand-in. >> is any walking up the street and saying, is that savannah guthrie? >> unfortunately, no.
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>> after a little while practice makes -- >> perfect. timing is perfect. >> it's hard picking up these tables but thankfully, i'm really strong. great. he said i was fabulous. even my co-star, jimmy the cop thinks we have something. do you feel we have a good actress chemistry? >> yes. you came around after the first couple of hours. >> do you think i have a future as an actor? >> no, not at all actually. >> after a day of heavy lifting, i'm leaving it to joe and the agency to inspire a spot to any who sees it. >> i'm savannah guthrie and together, we're feeding america. >> wow. >> cool. >> such a touching story, so cool to get to do something that we hope will raise awareness. without further ado, we'll see if all that heavy lifting helping end hunger. here's the psa. >> and we're out. you have plans? >> you bet.
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50 million americans struggle with hunger. we can do something about it. >> excuse me. >> what's going on? >> dinner. >> please join me in helping put food on their table. together, we can feed america. >> you guys keep going. i'm going to get the plates. >> plates? >> find your local food bank at >> it's great. >> it's a cool idea because i think we have so much and this is the land of plenty but we don't always think about those who we know. these are friends and neighbors who may not always have enough. if you want to find a feed america program in your area, you can do it head to and look at all our psas. >> hats off to robin, who did an amazing job on this. >> great job. valentine's day, people sending or receiving flowers and chances are they're fresh off a long journey. in amsterdam, home of the
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world's biggest flower market, michelle, look at you. >> look at all these gorgeous blooms. yesterday, these were growing and today, they're busy wrapping them up. these will land in the u.s. tonight in case of any last minute valentine's. right across the street is the world's biggest flower auction where 60% of this planet's floral surprises pass-throu thr. it is the site of monaco, a mind-boggling grand central station. color, variety and scents. 12.5 billion stems a year cruise through flora holland. mostly roses. valentine's day is stressful for serious traders vying for the prettiest, brightest, most desired. >> i bought magnolia. >> magnolia. >> right. >> reporter: how much do they
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cost? >> 30 euro, 50 for one stem. >> reporter: that is nearly $41 each flower. >> reporter: why so expensive? >> because they're very old and just a few on the market. >> reporter: the smell in here can only be described as if you woke up in a bed made of roses. if someone covered your face with roses. yeah. if you lived inside of a rose. that's what it smells like. sending flowers really got going in the mid-1800s along with books on the symbolic language of flowers, not always nice. red roses for love but yellow meant i really don't like you. >> this beautiful bouquet could mean insincerity, disdain and perform? >> yes. >> reporter: today, refrigeration and transportation make all our most exotic in deciph decipherable floral messages come true. >> a lot of people will get
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roses for valentine's day that have been sniffed by me. i sniffed your roses. they say here that rose consumption has been going up every year, even with the economy. you really see supply and demand in action. yesterday, distributors were paying about $4 a rose. tomorrow in most cases that will be down to 1 dollar. remember, that is what they're paying. what you pay is much more. back to you guys. >> michelle, thanks. all right, just chp officers will return to a neighborhood where they found explosives found inside the home. they arrested the man who lived there. they say the man sent an e-mail threat to state senator leyland
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yee over gun legislation the senator sponsored. officers found explosives at the home and a bomb squad blew them up. the senator will address this incident later this morning. well be there for that and bring you the latest on nbc bay area news at 11:00. let's check the roads right now with mike. >> it's looking like you can't see some of the roads. that's the problem. the fog drifting around the bay area. look at this. the san mateo bridge now creeping over to the hayward side is eating up the cars. slow on the peninsula side. there's an issue for 101 in both directions. approaching 92. crashes on the shoulders. distraction and slowing. fog reported there. in patches through foster city and in mountain view, starting to clear around moffett. look at this north 17, jamming up toward 280 with one crash on the shoulder as well as 880 just north of 101. >> christina says it's going to be a beautiful day. well get a full look at the forecast at our next update.
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we are back now. 8:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 14th day of february,
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2013. february 14th, of course, translates into valentine's day 2013. love is in the air here on the plaza. we thank these people for stopping by. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker and natalie morales. coming up, what is love really all about? >> jenna bush hager went to the playgrounds and other places to get a child's perspective. that should be interesting. we will find out what kids think about love, coming up with jenna is just a little while. >> if you ask a lot of people, they will say food is love. in our kitchen, we have great ideas for a romantic last minute meal for those folks who didn't get a reservation or made plans, coming up. plus, a very special valentine's edition of bow the wow. >> and what we love about each other. >> and mr. roker, do we love this forecast in boston tomorrow? >> absolutely.
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it will be gorgeous. temperatures in the upper 40s, plenty of sunshine. let's show you what we have around the rest of the country tomorrow. arctic express in the plains and cool in the pacific northwest. windy in southern california. sunshine in northern florida. rain and snow showers in the plains, and snow in northern new england. sunday-sunday looking for snow showers around the great lakes. windy in central texas, sunny and cool in florida and sunshine but windy in the northeast. talk about love. 20 years of wedded bliss. what's your name? sn>> all right. where is the love? right here. very nice. that's what's going on good morning to you. 8:32. taking a live look over san francisco. still quite a bit of cloud cover. but the top of the golden gate bridge starting to peek out above the clouds. we have a beautiful sunshiny day
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ahead. i'm forecasting clearing by 10:00 a.m. 68 degrees in livermore. 71 in gilroy. 70 degrees in santa teresa. over the next few days, temperatures, nice and unseasonably warm. next week, we bring in the cold and the rain. happy valentine's day. when we come back, we're pretty sure she is jenna bush hager an she will give us the kids' view on love. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back at 8:35. as we celebrate valentine's day, it's easy to get caught up in flowers and chocolates, "today's" correspondent jenna bush hager decided to get to the heart of the holiday.
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good morning. >> happy to see you. in a world that's often jaded we took a true meaning of love, as seen through the eyes of children. >> just want to hug you, kiss you and be with you forever and just stay with you. >> love is when you care for somebody and you will do anything for them to make them happy. >> you love somebody, you don't matter what they look like because you just love them, you adore them. >> fifth grade chorus here at ps 22 in staten island knows a thing or two about love. sing traditional love songs. ♪ >> reporter: and more modern anthems. ♪ >> reporter: for all those who think romance is dead, these kids say love is in the air. >> one year, me, my sister and my brother, we put up decorations around the house and then when my mom and dad came
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home, we sang happy valentine's day. >> i love valentine's day. i like it because it has candy and chocolate. i love chocolate and i like the little heart shaped ones. >> every year, my dad comes home with flowers and we surprise my mom. >> they open their hearts through song. bringing happiness and cheer to residents at sunrise senior home. >> some didn't have families that visited them. when we got to sing, it was almost like every song at a meaning, it was really fun because just to see the smile on their faces it was heart-warmin heart-warming. >> the music said something to them. you could tell they really appreciated it. they kept on hugging you and wouldn't let go. they wanted you to stay. >> across town, kids at the educational alliance after school program also celebrate valentine's day, by giving, not receiving. >> who are you making this card for?
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how common. >> because -- >> valentine card. >> it's a recipe of love and we should care about them. >> show people that you love them. >> reporter: what did you write? >> i wrote roses are red, violets are blue. >> you are very special, aren't you? >> reporter: for the seniors at this home, the simple reminder the biggest hearts often arrive in the smallest packages. >> it means a lot to me to receive a card from a child that i don't know. >> why are you crying? >> you are touching me. >> reporter: words written or sung, bringing smiles to faces young and old. >> happy valentine's day to everybody. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. >> reporter: if there's one
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thing i learned working on this piece, no gesture is too small as long as it comments fres fro heart. they're so sweet. kids are pure. it's fun to see the world through their eyes. >> and the senior citizens were so touched. it was really beautiful. >> they really were. there were a lot of tears. >> i'm feeling the love. >> we're all tearing up this morning. >> for those of us that have ki kids, did your kids spend hours making valentines because these days, you have to make one for everyone. >> you can't make them? >> no. my little one made 20 valentines. >> i love that. >> it's wild. >> we used to buy those little boxes. >> we bought the cards. >> we had to give it to everybody. >> you're a better parent obviously. >> you're almost there. >> happy valentine's day. >> thank you. coming up next, we stick
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with the theme, a last minute romantic dinner you can whip up for your sweetie. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now, 8:41 with our celebration on valentine's day. did you forget to book an under reservation? it's a not too late. you can have an under at home, romantic meal with your sweetheart. sandra lee is here with the latest issue of sandra lee magazine. >> he's already teeing up to give me grief on valentine's. >> there is an ingredient issue we will talk about in a second that caught my attention. the big deal on valentine's, the last thing you want to do is spend your time slaving away in the kitchen. this is the kind of meal you can make and set it aside.
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>> that's why your producers called me. champagne, candy and pot roast. >> this is cola. what made you think of cola? >> carmel and sweetness in cola will tenderize the meat. you can use unexpensive kinds of meat. rump roast, round roast. but the cola will add a great flavor. i do not recommend diet. >> why? >> because it has that -- you said it before. >> funny after taste. i don't know if that's the case in pot roast. you braise the pot roast first? >>. >> i am braising all four sides and put the cream of mushroom suit into the cola. what kind of colas can you use? >> anything but diet cola. even root beer. do it like you mean it. this is weird, cola with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup. you're making a mess here. >> that's okay. you're here, you will clean it up. >> that is a concoction a little
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unusual. >> carrots, onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. then you put your pot roast -- >> right on top of that. >> right on top of that. a roast that big to brown at least takes what? >> at least a couple minutes, depends how high the heat is. then, you will pour over the cola and soup mixture because you always need something wet in a slow cooker. put it back on, 4 to 6 hours on high heat, 8-10 on low and you are done. would imagine incredibly tender when done. falls apart with a fork. while that's cooking, you can either concentrate on the romance or concentrate on making dessert. we've chosen dessert for us today. >> we all know what matt meant by that. cherry yogurt with whipped topping, frozing section of the grocery store. >> you can make the whipped topping yourself but takes a long time. i have a feeling if you make it, it wouldn't get into the
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parfait. you have to give him a little bit of grief, now, i'm going to give him grief after mykola. and you can get this store bought or ready made, and put in some of your whipped topping. >> looks good. >> this is good. >> by the way, cherry yogurt. cherry pie filling. >> if you're not a cherry fan, could you do this with raspberry filling? blueberrie blueberries. >> that's not coming off there. all right. chocolate. my chocolate chips, onto a baking sheet after you microwave them, melt them down. 15 second intervals. there are things that are called hard candies that are colored. you buy them at the craft store. same thing with chocolate. melt that down, dribble it over the top. once you lay out the white chocolate on the baking seat, let it dry, meaning cool, punch it out with your -- right? >> that is really nice.
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you put a little more on top there and cherry on the top. we have one more dessert back here. talk to me about champagne cupcakes? >> champagne cupcakes, you have to have a little cocktail at the end. instead of water substitute for champagne or dry white wine cocktail that is godiva chocolate liqueur and irish cream cake and vodka with a chocolate gonash. take a hot knife, cut your ends on the side of the glass. that is a happy valentine's. >> happy valentine's day to you. thank you for the quick suggestions at the end. >> did i give you to much grief? >> not at all. >> i love you. love your wife, too. >> so do i, okay. sandra lee, thank you very much. up next, animals in need. from bow to wow. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> you are nice. always nice.
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we are back from bow to wow where we find shelter animals a loving home, a great thing to do on valentine's day. >> hello. the best news on this special loving day we are at 100%, always good. i know i always say this, we
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have a red and white group guaranteed to be heart melters from the shelter. on the day of love, we have smooch. who wouldn't want to kiss this little dog. >> mooch is a 6-month-old chihuahua mix. >> he's very very sweet. lots of smooches from smooch. >> this big fur ball northeast that hair is gorgeous valentino, a very desirable breed. >> he is a bre jojon poodle mix. >> he needs a little love on valentine's day. you'd have to not have a heart not to love this boy appropriately named heart. what an angel. chilling out. i just met him 10 seconds ago. he is a perfect package in my car, isn't he? >> he is a norfolk terrier mix, nine months old. >> they're very smart, this breed.
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this is your lucky day, sweet pea, come here. don't be afraid. she is an angel. look at sweet pea. look how wonderful she was. i'm a stranger to her, pulled her right out of the cage, she's okay, find me a home. >> she's a 1 1/2-year-old cavalier spaniel mix. >> she is a doll, so mellow and sweet. welcome to the cat cave. to honor our meows we have this adorable kitten appropriately named cupid. >> only three months old. >> very sweet and cuddly, isn't he? >> relaxed in your arms right away. >> we have richard here. without further ado, let's bring out some of these pups. we have smooch. what can you tell us about smooch, brought by willie. >> smooch is appropriately named. if you get close to her, she will give you a kiss. >> we call willie smooch for a different reason. >> this is a real chick magnet. >> i'm all good in that
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department. >> this is a chihuahua mix. >> she would be good for people that stay at home an doesn't have other dogs. if somebody works at home, home a lot. >> got apartment dog. >> good apartment dog. >> our next is heartthrob valentino. >> what a difference. you can't even tell the difference between the two, how beautiful he looks. >> would he be good for kids? >> valentino would be great for kids. he loves kids the kids he's been around went right up to. if kids love the play with dogs, he would be a perfect dog for them. >> a poodle mix? >> yes, bijon poodle mix. >> now, he doesn't want to go. loves the camera. >> like, let me stay here. >> exit valentino, enter heart. what kind of breed is this? >> dave is one of our volunteers. we have a lot of great
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volunteers with us. dave is one of them. an expert in playing fetch. learns very very quickly. >> he decided this is a speaking part. >> exactly. another great apartment dog. >> and this breed, they're very intelligent. >> yeah. very are intelligent. >> is he full glen? >> he's still a puppy but he will grow a little bit more but not much more than he is. >> okay. thank you so much. our next puppy is sweet pea. i'm sensing a valentine's theme here. a little puppy. i see spaniel in here. >> a spaniel mix. >> she wants to kiss you. >> she's such an angel. >> she's a year and half old. a little shy at fierce but in this foster family licking the cats. if you have cats, she's fine. >> i pulled her out of the came
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and most animals would billion afraid and kissed me on the lips. >> she's very tolerant letting matt pet her. very sweet. sweet pea, you earned your name. last but not least, we have a meow to wow. we have a little kitty named cupid. jenna bush hager, she loves that. >> i've been dreaming ab this cat. >> look at that little face. what kind of kitty? >> a domestic short hair, black and white. loves to have his belly rubbed. just lays down. i don't know if he's purring now, but constant purring. >> let's bring everybody back out one more time for one good look. >> i love him. >> if you want more information about these animals, go to the website. thank you so much. on this valentine's day we
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decided we would get into the spirit and spread the love throughout studio 1a. take a look. >> what do i love about matt lauer? >> matt is somebody who makes smarter, makes us better. >> he is a loyal friend. >> this is harder than i thought. >> matt's hot. >> no one rock pairs of skinny jeans like matt. >> my girl, savannah. >> savannah is brilliant, funny, self-d self-deprecating. >> what do i love about savannah? how much time do you have zbloncht. >> you don't see her coming. >> getting awfully perfect to her. >> naturally halie has a heart >> so drop gorgeous, natalie makes you nauseous. >> i hate her. >> i love natalie's energy. >> the epitome of grease. >> makes you feel better about anything. >> what do you love about willie? sn>> he gives great hugs, bear hugs. >> his wit and goodness.
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a great role model for lot of people. >> kathie lee. >> sends a little message of inspiration your way. >> so much compassion. >> turned public drinking into an art form. >> welcomed me here with a smile. >> for that, i love her. >> what do i love about al? is exuberant joy. he walks in and goes, what' everyone doing, like yelling. >> he brightness my every day. >> what you see is what you get. >> i've only learned recently an outstanding kisser.
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good morning to you. it is 8:56.
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i'm mltd metal i'm marla tellez. in just a few hours a sheriff will make another pitch to purchase a drone. he wants to use it for things like hazmat and hostage situations as well as search and rescue. the county board of supervisors must approve the purchase and critics are worried the drone will be used for spying. the coast is starting to clear in the bay area. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. happy valentine's day. we have a beautiful day shaping up all across the bay area for outdoor activities. 68 degrees inland. that goes for the bay as well. and 66 degrees at the coast. we keep on climbing as we get into the first part of your weekend. cooling off a touch on sunday.
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welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, february 14th. it is valentine's day, you may have heard. 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and natalie morales in studio 1a. we have a very special guest with us for the hour as larry king would say, jessica, her
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next cookbook, "the can't" cookbook. you're looking festive in red today. >> i'm not a valentine's person. i thought, i will wear a red dress. snow what does valentine's day look like in the sign felt household? romantic? what does jerry do? >> yes. well, my daughter made us a -- our daughter made us a candle and wrote a beautiful handwritten note. i have done nothing yet. we will go to that sewage plant you mentioned yesterday. i signed us up for the tour, thought that would be a nice family way to spend it. >> you use your weight to get on that tour. here it is. the views, we're told, from the top of the sewage treatment plant, majestic. the fumes are noxious but the views are majestic. >> the perfect thing for us to be doing on valentine's. >> wouldn't it be romantic to i don't know donate to great cause that takes care of children?
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>> i think that would be amazing. >> that's right. >> how romantic is that? >> thank you. >> that was really nice. my nonprofit organization i fun toed over ten years ago natalie has been a great friend to for many years. so nice to be here. i feel like i know every single person in a different way in new york city. >> you have like 6 million pieces of baby clothing and equipment and furniture. so smart because you grow out of this stuff and use for it a year. >> and you have big corporate donors as well now. >> we opened in los angeles. we're helping every city -- not every city, lots of cities across the country. >> that's good. >> thank you. >> let's get to take three and stick with this valentine's theme going with romantic flicks. this is the hard one, your favorite romantic movies. >> not me. i have a list of hundreds. >> my first thought was
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"diehard". >> "die another day." >> "heaven can wait." i love that movie, all about love transcending time and space. i just love that movie. >> how about you, natalie? >> mine is "the notebook" which has even men in tears. matt said he cried, you cried. there's this scene in the rain where ryan gosling is talking about -- they're having a fight and he's like -- even when we're fighting, i want those fights to always be with you. that got me. >> i said that to willie just this morning. >> really beautiful. by the way, the author of "the notebook," nicklas sparks will be with us us on the show. >> i'm a sucker for love. i kind of think of it as a christmas movie but romantic
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movie when this part liam anee m neesom's son finally gets that kiss he's been looking for. romantic film, where are you going? >> "brokeback mountain". >> different call. >> it is. such a brave movie to have done, has horses and love and heartbreak. i love that. >> and the iconic line, i wish i could quit you. >> i wish i could quit you. >> good call. take two this morning, daddy dearest today has confirmed steve martin and his wife, ann string field, have welcomed their first child. why is this noteworthy? steve is 67 years old. the baby was born in december and the couple kept it secret until now and their 2007 wedding was a secret so they're pretty
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good at these things. >> and the baby has a little arr arrow. >> i will ask you questions about being an older dad. how old is jerry with your last? >> jerry is a pioneer of the ltn club, ltn, better late than never. >> he and i are the same age. >> first of all, this baby is going to be so smart. she is a brilliant writer and obviously he is steve martin genius. this baby is going to be fine. jerry always says, i just got in right before i was creepy. what baby wants some old head -- you know, they cry enough and start tearing over the carrots. >> he was not old, he was like 50 when your last was born, right? ish? >> i don't remember. really, my kids are like grandchildren at this point. >> no. >> i've had that where people -- when nicky was a baby,
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your grandson is so cute. >> you got that? >> grandson? really? >> you don't look like you have a grandson. >> it happened more than once. >> that's stupid. >> we heard also this week, alec balted win is having another child. there's another one. better late than never club. >> bltn. >> john travolta and his wife welcomed their third child when he was 56. steve martin, after graduation from high school, this baby, 85 years old. >> but will play a mean banjo. >> yes, he will. they'll be picking. our tape three, i love this clip. it has a great ending. the category was military men. this is final jeopardy. the clue was this. on june 6th, 1944, he said the eyes of the world are upon you. here's what you need to know. watch leonard cooper, 17 years
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old from little rock, arkansas. the kid has swagger, he has stones. he's rafer bo ae's riverboat ga on jeopardy when he didn't have to. here is his answer. he knew if he won the whole game he was getting 75 grand either way. >> now, we go to leonard cooper. he's looking pretty happy. why. did he come up with dwight david eisenhower? >> no, i didn't. >> you didn't. some guy from normandy but i just won $75,000. you did indeed. >> it was the best original answer, too. >> absolutely. whip smart. if you watched the clip, man, did he know his stuff. he wagered zero because he knew he could win either way. put down the 75 grand. we like this kid. "huffington post" headline was leonard cooper answer question like the bomb. >> he's the man. >> natalie, let's gate quick
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check of the headlines. >> in the news this afternoon, south africa olympic runner oscar pistorius is under arrest charged with murdering is girlfriend, known as the "blade runner" and an inspiration at the olympics and paralympics taken into custody after 30-year-old model, reeva steenkemp was found shot to death at the runner's home in pretoria. police said there had been previous incidents at their home. later on that day, reeva's publicist said she never saw any trouble between the two of them. >> it's devastating and shocking for everyone. >> had you ever met oscar? what were you impressions? >> the same as everyone else. charming, great guy. >> reeva steenkemp spoke out on twitter against rape and abuse of women. the pbubblpublicist called her angel on earth sorely missed.
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and the triumph ship being towed to port in mobile, alabama. it left the cruise ship without power and passengers complained about not enough food or working bathrooms. carnival says it will give passengers full refunds and $500 each. today, americans and u.s. airways made it official. they are merging. the combined carrier, called american airlines, will be the world's largest. the $11 billion deal reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to four. the merger needs approval of a judge and federal regulators. a husband and wife are speaking out about coming face to face with murder suspect, christopher dorner in southern california. karen and jim reynolds walked into their vacation home tuesday and fun to dorner inside. he was armed and they knew who he was. >> he was always very very calm. and he really -- you really could tell that he was professionally trained.
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of course, we knew that, too. really, the way he had us do each thing, really, the best word i can think of is very methodical. >> he bound their arms and covered their heads with pillowcases. they thought they would die. he later took their car and left and the couple was able to call 911. officials believe a body in a nearby burnt out cabin after a massive manhunt and shootout is dorner's. lady gaga had to cancel the dates on her current "born this way" ball tour. she performed four dates after having trouble walking following a concert in montreal. tests have shown she has a tear in her right hip and she will need surgery. what can be nicer on valentine's day than this? this bucket of slaw is making the rounds on the internet. yeah. the ahs in here. costa rica put out these images.
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they may be slow movers but even sloths when they're that little can be cute. >> they have their arms up. >> they are cute. you're up to date right now. 10 minutes past the hour. >> i tried to get a bucket of mot microso moths but they wouldn't stay in there. wet weather going right into tomorrow. heavy rain, we're talking about some areas from west palm beach into central florida. we'll be taking up 3 to 5 inches of rain and to the north a clipper coming across brings snow across the great lakes. generally 1-4 inches of snow. but stretching from michigan to wisconsin, we're talking anywhere from 6 to 9 9:11. you may recall just 20, 30 minutes ago we had full cloud cover over san francisco. at this point it has all burned off and you can see now the camera getting a little bit of a shake to it.
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offshore flow is going to bring the temperature up to the 70s. beach forecast, 66 degrees at noon in santa cruz. 91 in the heat of the day. 68 for livermore. 69 in fremont and 70 in redwood city. tomorrow and the upcoming weekend, temperatures stay nice and comfortable in the 70s. that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks very much. coming up next, relationship 411. you will help us out with that. try delicious light & fit greek it's no ordinary nonfat yogurt. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories, it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit. its creamy, thick texture helps satisfy you. so you won't feel like you're running low on satisfaction. light & fit greek. be light and fit. and satisfied. ♪
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this morning on "today," celebrate valentine's day, relationship 411, we're talking about relationships and love, the star of millionaire matchmaker and psychiatrist, gale, contributors with us. happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. before we get on to this, huge numbers for million air matchmaker. comfortable with this? >> a little nervous. i will do my best. >> you like being on the other i'd? >> it's fun to go on the date. >> you were on our show. >> yeah. >> and she gets to court one of our clients and get to eat and drink. i don't get to do that very often. >> i didn't get to do that, though. >> patty, the first question is for you. let's say hello to donna from princeton, new jersey. hello. what's your question?
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>> good morning and thank you. it's been challenging to find lasting love since my divorce. life is good raising my 15-year-old son and enjoying a good career, i can't help but feel the last piece is missing. people say i look fantastic for my age and great heart and sense of humor. live in a suburban area, i rely on internet dating sites to primarily meeting men. i have had lots of first dates and enjoyed two wonderful relationships. are men just not as interested in committed relationships, what am i missing? >> it's your timing thing. you are doing everything right. you can switch up your dating sites if one is not working. i like finding a site you have common interest in. if you like skiing and dancing. there are these niche sites there. narrow cast your target and the right guy will show up. >> next is an e-mail from angela in waco, texas. she writes i've been dating a man for five years, we're both in our 50s. he's never been married,
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indica indicates he wants to get married and no movement in that area, a real quote sugar daddy, very nice to me and we get along very well. if he's not bulging where marriage is concerned should i let him know may be looking elsewhere or should i just pursue other men without letting him know. >> two wrongs don't make a right. i don't think she should play him dirty. let him know it's a been five years, the statistics show if you're not going to commit within the two years, dr. gail talk about that all the time and she takes no prisoners on that. it's time to move on. if you really want to be married, time is ticking away, baby, make like mercury and run. >> based on what you've heard this guy is not into marriage, not going to happen. >> this guy is buying her time, trading money for spend human bei being -- spending the time dating. not interested. >> what do you think? >> five years, no. >> walk away. gail, let's go to you. we have a couple joining us on skype.
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let's say hello to jennifer an jim from st. louis, missouri. good morning, what's your question? >> good morning. our question is we've been together for 12 years, since we were in high school. we're both busy working full time jobs with three kids. i feel like we don't get the opportunity to cultivate our relationship. how do we grow a deeper relationship when we feel like we know all there is to know about each other. >> you don't. i won't lie, three kids under 5, you don't have a lot of time to cultivate. you do not know each other and everything there is to know about each other. you will never know that actually because you don't even know that about yourself. what you have to do is stimulate your brain. you do that by each going off and finding stuff that interests you. maybe one of you is interested in like how do you make beer or i don't know, what is dark energy or what do i think about gun control? it could really be any subject, read a little bit about it and
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come to the other and ask them, what do you think about this? do you believe in reincarnation. it could be philosophical things or concrete things. if you get to actually do it and hey, we are now going to make beer together now that we've learned something. that's great if you get some time but if you can't, stimulating each other's minds will lead to overall stimulation of the relationship. >> who knew brewing beer the key to marital bliss. >> especially if they do it in their underwear. >> i'm talking about minds, jeff. morning television. >> it's getting more strange by the minute. to the phone lines. sharon from "new york times." what's your question. >> my question is we're both very sensitive. can we work together and be productive while still having a relationship. also, how do we separate the two relationships? >> patty, that one's to you. repeat the question real quick
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again. we couldn't quite hear you, sharon. >> my question is i work with my boyfriend and things are tricky because he's sensitive about certain things. can we both work together and still have a healthy relationship. >> working relationship. >> if one goes down, they both go down, they feel each other's energy all the time. it's a nightmare. it is difficult and you have to have boundaries and separate yourself at work. you can't always be 24/7 and worry about what the other person feels. i recommend you have a separate part of the office, little cave. >> working at home, do you agree with that, jeff zblr? >> i agree, you have to have separation of time or will end up killing each other 24/7 in a dark place. >> the important thing is making beer in your underwear. >> patty's show airs tuesday nights on our sister network,
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approved later today to help keep the bay bridge and parts of the san francisco bay safer. those guidelines would limit ships from sailing underneath the bridge in foggy conditions and also would require large vessels to pass under the widest span in decreased visibility. this all comes after an oil tanker sideswiped a bridge support tower just last month. coming up after the break, we'll check that valentine's day forecast and also the commute.
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welcome back. 9:28. loo look at the beautiful day shaping up over san jose. temperatures right now, these are the current readings. 56 degrees currently at 9:28 in sunnyvale. this is an indication of just how warm it's going to be later on today. we take you to noon, 60s across the bay area. about 3:00 today, 68 livermore. 70 for redwood city and 71 in
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napa. the good times keep on rolling as temperatures stay in the 70s all weekend long. we'll drop off a little bit at the start of next week and bring in some rain showers and cold air tuesday into wednesday. let's check your rush hour drive. still foggy. >> most of that fog has cleared out. but a couple of real tough pockets. the bay bridge and down the east shore freeway, spots through berkeley and richmond. the metering lights are on. watch those speeds coming over into the city. oakland northbound, watch your speed here because right around oak street there's reports of a crash there blocking some lanes. that's the big jam from the coliseum up into downtown starting before you get to the coliseum. you see the slow drive there from just south -- anywhere between san leandro and oakland itself. slowing south 101 coming down through palo alto. the earlier crash has cleared. north mountain view, also slow. typical build into these spots. 101 and 880 as well. >> thanks so much. we'll be back in about 30 minutes with your next news and weather update.
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marco rubio had a little water problem. >> why is that such a big story? >> i guess when you get dry mouth, you get dry mouth but it was -- right here. >> he had tape of water. to me, that's not a big deal. if he had a capri sun package and pulled out a juice box. >> here's how he did it, kind of did the look, the double look
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and then it was like -- >> totally off-camera knowing what was happening. i was the lunge, you're right. >> it was the way he looked, like, where is that water? desperation. >> natalie and jimmy talking about senator rubio and the move for the water bottle. >> he is great. i love him. i love the bounce iing. that is great, major production. >> they don't mess around. >> that is a huge set. congratulations for winning a grammy. >> that's right. >> i'm willie geist with natalie and al. coming up in a few minutes, best selling actor nicklas sparks. his book "safe haven" has been turned into a movie as so many have. >> i love it. >> i have a feeling there will be a good cry. >> i love it. >> i will be sharing recipes that mean a lot to me. two of my favorite jamaican
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dishes from my mom, isabel. >> i can't wait to give it a try. and last minute gift ideas. first a valentine's day forecast. >> we are going on our friday field trip. matt and savannah will be there tomorrow, partly cloudy, bruisezbruise -- breezy, milder, a chilly one in the northwest, arctic express comes into the plains. on saturday, more cold air making its way to the northeast and the clipper with lake-effect snow showers and down into texas, sunday-sunday we have more snow in the plains, mountain snows in the pacific sunny and mild and southwest, texas, cool but 9:32 on a valentine's day thursday. temperatures are running mild even at this hour. but i want to point out this fog
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in san francisco is going to keep your temperatures on the cool side. but only in san francisco and right at the immediate coast. and that goes for areas to the north of 92. 70 degrees in redwood city today. 69 in los gatos. 69 degrees in san jose and 71 degrees in santa cruz. unfortunately that fog is going to keep your temperature in the city down to about 66 degrees. but we'll be even warmer on friday. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. every romance novel has been a best-seller and nicho nicholas has one. i think the best this is crying material. always embarrassing when i'm at the beach or plane and full out sobbing. >> i actually sat next to a woman on a plane once and she was reading my book and crying and crying. i finally said, did you like it? she said it was great. i said, would you like me to
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sign it? she said, why would you sign my book? >> kind of a surreal moment. >> she thought she were just checking on you. >> no reason. >> are you at the point, nicholas, when you start to write a book do you start to think about a movie? because it's inevitable it will. >> i have to conceive a story that will work well in both mediums. i guess the stories are trickier to come up with. then, once i have the idea, it's all about the novel. >> this one, you're changing it up a little bit, not only romance but this is a bit of a thriller. >> it is a thriller. we wanted to get people watching and sit in and say, i know exactly what to expect and then shift it along the way until the end of the movie, when they're literally on the edge of their seat. >> i'm amazed with your personal story, you were actually selling pharmaceutical drugs up until 1997. >> legally. >> legally, right.
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>> not black market. >> how did you know you had this gift for writing such powerful romance novels? >> gosh, i didn't when i started. i felt i should chase a dream when i was 28 years old, written a couple novels never published. i had a mid-life crisis at 28. i know it was early. i wanted to write a story about my wife's grandparents and thought people might like it. that became "the notebook." >> the rest is history. >> then they made the wonderful film from it. >> my favorite scene. >> you mentioned these two novels were never published. will you ever see them? >> you will never ever ever see them. they are terrible. they were the first -- i kind of consider them my school for writing, right? more like colleges says. >> it shows you have to put yourself out there and take that risk for people who think they have that gift. you have to. for me, there was no risk. didn't quit my day job, something i did in the evening. we had young children at the
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time. my wife was going to bed early. it was either watch teflgs or cha -- television or chase a dream. i opted to chase a dream. >> when you watch these movies on-screen, do you ever, thaw didn't get it right or played with my stories a little bit? >> i didn't. i like them all. and i loved "safe haven." i've had a good hollywood experience. all been successful. had good looking guys in them. >> you had a lot of hunks in them. i have to ask you as the ultimate romance writer, what do you do for your life on valentine's day? have to ruin it. she's watching but knows it's probably already arrived. she was having wine at a party and she said, oh, this is a really good glass of wine. i went and hunted down the name of the bottle from the restaurant and called and found it somewhere and had it shipped to the house. >> see. that's why we love him. >> shipped the box to him. >> you have to ship the vineyard
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happy valentine's day today. we're deciding what we will tell last minute gift ideas. the host of "pop style," along with our host, jessica steinfield. a lot of people may be feeling a little panicky because they didn't get anything just yet. we're talking about what they're doing. you're not really sure. >> i have your back. >> you have our backs. we can make these things and find these things right now. >> i like this. every couple has a moment, right? the first date, the first kiss. what if you bottled that moment and turned it into a fragrance so a loved one could wear it everyday. three easy ingredients. get some type of atatomizer or sephora. jessica is going, how am i going to do that?
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>> is that vodka. >> vodka or coconut oil. >> a lot of vodka on your first date. >> mix it together and you have a bottled memory. >> there you go. >> this one is really unique you can get at any bookstore, bar barnes & noble. it's called "other people's love letters" written in a century, messages in a bottle, war stories sent overseas and skip the card and write your own love letter at the end of it. not has the even better. >> lingerie seems to be the thing everybody goes for. >> kind of blase. >> done that. >> this might be the most exciting gift for women out there. one thing we love but never schedule for ourselves is a photo shoot. >> with that lingerie. >> yes. it can also be with your kids and together. >> lang way with your kids. >> jessica, did you have some of that vodka? >> that has the fourth hour.
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>> an amazing photographer, jenna williams hooked us up with a great photographer. check that out. >> a great idea. >> nice tattoo. >> thanks. >> he gave me a box of something he wanted no wear in the photo shoot and empty game and said, babe, the days is yours. >> this is a gift that gives back. if you're ready to take that next step in your relationship, say you want to give them the key to your home, your car, your heart, take that key off your key ring an put it in the box and tell them the moment and say it doesn't stop there, i will give this key to i giving keys and they will put an inscription on it. i love this one. >> this gives back. >> make a message. curtis, an amazing artist who caused a cult phenomenon.
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everyday you will love it because she's applying her makeup with a great message. this is the most man musty out there i love. >> this is the man bouquet? >> the dude bouquet. this is a huge on pinterest, super easy, razor, slim gyms, socks, card, throw it in a mug and ladies, he will love the personal touch. >> it is funny. good idea, something here for everyone. answer that so much. coming up next, al will make his mom's jamaican recipes, right after this. >> fabulous. this day calls you. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step.
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it has a little bit of everything in it. flower, crushed pineapple. it wasn't so much the sweet potato as it was the marshmallow topping. you have to brown it. when you did it under a broirl, marshmallows have a high flash point and we would always distract my mother so mar marshmallows would catch fire, a highlight in holidays. my mom was always giving. would always show you how to do it. because there was no set recipe, you put this in. you basically had to do it from scratch and try to figure it out. i would serve it to her, she would go, that's close. n no! finally, when she said, that's good. all right, id did it, i got it, boom! here to help me make one of my mom's dishes, celebrity chef from jamaica.
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and nephew of bob marley. you come by this honestly. >> we're fellow jamaicans and we both have that heritage. i love the sweet potatoes. traditionally we make it in pots and not a lot of stoves in jamaica and put it on a cole ald say [ speaking foreign language ] >> my mom never said that. >> you will peel this and drain these off and put them here. this is one of the simplest recipes you can make. >> absolutely. >> this is one of your recipes that mom made. we will put our brown sugar as well as our butter right here. then we're going to go ahead, start mashing that up. mash it up nice. >> you want some chunks left in
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it. you don't want it smooth. >> you want a little bit of chunks. once you get that mashed up, we will put other ingredients, salt, fall seasonings, we have our cinnamon. >> that's good. you're doing a good job. you've done this once or twice? >> once or twice. >> we will put our flour inside. >> that gives a letittle heft. >> some people put raisins and wine inside, you can make this your own. once you have that, we put our drained pineapple. you want to fold that over. >> want to baking powder? >> we do want to put the baking powde powder. >> some people put cornmeal to give it a little bit more sticking. >> you put this in, bake it for a bit. >> we will put this in, bake it. >> we have to finish up here
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because i want to get to the peas an rice. >> got you. >> another traditional jamaican peas on rice thing. we put our garlic and thyme and onion is inside. we add our rice. saute it a few seconds. we add our water to this. >> this is the drained liquids. >> drained liquid. >> from the peas or beans we call it. >> we add our peas and using coconut milk because this actually gives it a nice kobe nkobe -- coconut flavor and add green peppers and the scotch bonnet, one of the hottest peppers, you lay that right inside there. you can kind of cut it open a little bit and it will give a little bit more flavor. at the end, we have our finished
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dish. >> along with a red stripe. >> along with a red stripe. >> that's why i wore the tie, i have my red stripe. >> we have peas and rice and p sweet potatoes. >> [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome.
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pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. downstairs in our valentine's today, photo booth, jeff will do a lot of posing. we have a bunch of other celebrities through the week stopping by. julian hough. naomi campbell. tina turner. >> tony braxton, she had something interesting to say. >> we'll be back tomorrow. >>
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good morning. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. we are getting our first look at a cache of weapons stashed inside a northern california cave. they were found in hem bolte county earlier this week. they range from handguns to shotguns to assault weapons. some of them even had bayonets on them. no word on why they were stored in that cave. some spots in the bay area socked in fog still. but otherwise, a nice day. meteorologist christina loren here with a look at the forecast. >> thanks, marla. happy valentine's day to you. we have a day shaping up. if you want to save some money, you don't need to make those fancy dinner reservations. you can hit the beach, grab a blanket. 66 degrees at noon in santa cruz. in the heat of the day, around 71 degrees.
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and look at your other city-by-city readings today. comfortable conditions everywhere. 71 in napa. 69 for los gatos. 71 degrees, beautiful conditions for mid february in santa cruz. getting into the weekend, we'll cool you off a touch but stay nice and mild. let's check on your drive with mike. >> unfortunately as the fog burnt off, a clear view for most of the roadways but still a patch at the toll plaza. look how slow it is, northbound jammed. two lanes blocked north 880 at oak. a crash there. no injuries. half of your freeway locked. 580 westbound is a good option. very clear through that portion of oakland. 980 gradrags from san leandro a the way into downtown. the skies are clearing, the fog clearing away the last half hour. 101 and 880, still slow past the airport. and also into mountain view.
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>> thank you so much. happy valentine's day to you at home. we'll be back in 30 minutes at 10:26.
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♪ >> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from santa monica place in santa monica, california. >> hey, everybody. great to be with you on this thirsty thursday.
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it's february 14th, and, yes, valentine's day here in santa monica place. >> on this valentine's day i'm feeling the love. >> are you? >> i'm feeling the love. >> noogies. >> are you? >> so sweet of everybody to come. >> valentine's day is such a wonderful holiday. >> it is. >> not. >> how many of you actually feel like we have too many expectations, too high of an expectation for valentine's day? >> here's the worst thing about valentine's day. if you are dating somebody and you are at work and you know how you see a dozen roses come in, and you are, like, are those for me, and the guy comes again and again, and you are waiting and wondering. >> you don't even get a cactus. >> is your boyfriend going to send you something? >> has that been you. >> it's not my favorite holiday of the year because -- >> get out your kleenex.
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this is sad. >> i wish we had a drink. there's nothing. there's nothing. >> i knew something was missing. >> he'll explain why. then the drinks hopefully will come. i met my first husband on valentine's day. wait. it gets worse. and we signed our divorce papers on valentine's day. >> no, that was a happy day. >> do we have drinks? seriously. are there any? there are none? are there no drinks? >> extremely -- >> oh, thank god. >> better late than never. >> how are you? thank you. >> what are these drinks? >> what is your name? >> john. >> it's called a prawna. it came from true food kitchen. >> yes. >> you guys know about that? >> as opposed to false food? it's all natural foods you are using? >> organic, all natural, locally grown, seasonal. >> grapefruit, pine apple,
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simple, and vodka. you like it? >> cheers for the vodka. >> thank you. it's refreshing. it tastes almost a little too healthy, if you know what i mean. thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> enjoy your day. >> thank you. >> here they say that valentine's day brings with it a lot of pressure, though, because it's like new year's. they say that most couples feel like they have to do the nasty on valentine's day because they feel pressure because -- >> it's not nasty to all people. some people view it as a gift from god. >> okay. >> and a blessing. >> anyhow -- >> a lot of blessings all day long. some people like to visit -- that's going to be a metaphor through the day. a long-running gag about going to -- >> close to approximate kursky. >> and a little dog. >> yep. that's -- >> because we can't say it on
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the air. you get this trouble. stuff like that. >> everybody say poughkeepsie. >> here's what you might want to try with your loved one, your husband, spouse. there's something called love is art. >> waiting to hear you explain it. >> so what you do is you take like a canvas, a blank canvas -- >> this comes in -- >> for your enjoyment. >> show them how big the thing is. >> it's big enough for two. >> a nice large canvas. >> okay. >> and then you put paint on it, which comes here. it's got all kinds of paint. >> you sprinkle paint on it, and you put on a shower cap and then you and your -- >> significant whatever. >> it is. >> yes. >> you roll around. >> you go to poughkeepsie. >> you know what's weird is you take this as art, and people are hanging it up in their homes.
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i know. nasty. >> we didn't endorse it. >> anyway, it's $60. it's called the love is art in case anyone at all is interested. >> hoda, i don't know what you do with this. but it's for you. >> you guys, can we see your signs? we're going to pick our favorite sign, but we're going to do it at the end of the thing. >> i know. >> we have to pick together. let's see. >> with open arms. >> i'm drinking for two. we love klg and photocopy. that's probably me. anyway -- >> welcome to l.a. >> bakersfield. >> nice work. >> i don't like the i peeed with kathie lee. i'm sorry. i think i would have remembered you if i did. oh, okay. you're right. >> she did. >> okay. the orange county.
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thank you. i love that. >> i see you, girl. >> i love -- >> vanilla fire, i think she's selling something. are we going to order it now? >> later. >> okay, everybody. >> we have another valentine's day gift. we're not responsible for what's in this so we are just using the props. >> she shall remain nameless, joanne lamarka. >> if you have a sore on your shoulders or something and you want to rub it because you can't reach it, we have something that will work. it's a wrist band -- >> my wrist band is missing. >> yours is right here. oh that? it's like a pair of drawers for a ken doll. i see what you're saying there, hoda woman. >> you put these on your fingers. >> all right i'm -- >> i need a manicure so bad. >> really, i was going to say, but -- >> i know. >> wolf as we say. >> then you turn it on. and then go like that and then you put the vibrating thing on
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your -- that is not -- >> i don't think that's what it's really for. it might just be me. i don't know because god forbid i ever be the person that actually -- >> i want it off me. >> i thought they were ear plugs. i swear to god i did. anyway, they run six hours on batteries in had case you're wondering. just let you know. how does this turn on? >> this is why hoda and i don't like to rehearse anything beforehand. >> it works. >> they'll go over six hours in case anything happens. >> here's the question about who you should be with your significant other. >> yes. >> they say that your face tells the story and there's a way that you can figure out who your mirror image is by looking at your face, and there's something called face >> it's almost like finding your dopple ganger. what's with the opposites attract thing? if you are really looking for somebody that has your same --
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you're beautiful other than that. if you are looking for somebody that looks like you, then we talk about taking self-love to another -- >> here's you and frank. so this is what a psychologist says about you and frank. >> okay. >> what is it? let's see. kathie lee and frank are meant for each other because their eyes are equally distant on both sides of their faces. and the overall image of the face is the same. >> i didn't want to marry him. >> the same outline of the face. same shape lips and same forehead. >> both of our lips have disappeared. we both -- when we met, we both had nice plump full lips. >> how long have you been married? >> going on 27 years. >> 27 years. >> happy valentine's, sweetheart. it just seems that we're always off somewhere working. here's the thing, frank gifford was born in santa monica. i don't know if you all know that. the hospital that he was born in was torn down like 50 years ark but every time we come out he looks for it anyway.
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anyway, he was actually under contract to warner brothers pictures when he was in his early 20s. he played football at usc, but he was like the brad pitt of his day, you know? drop dead gorgeous. >> so hot. >> here's the thing that upsets me about this eye thing. jack warner himself from warner brothers pictures said he will never be a movie star. his eyes are too close together. >> you're kidding. >> that's why i'm not a movie star. that's the same -- that's good for you, hode. >> warren beatty. what? what? >> yeah. yeah, yeah. >> what are we talking about? >> yes. >> sort of. i get it. not bad. not bad. >> will smith. of course. why wouldn't it be? >> same shaped face. >> james franco? james franco? he is your pick for me? >> no, that's a terrible picture of james franco. >> if you don't want celebs,
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these are -- >> if you go they'll tell you who you should be with. >> this guy is josnyc. he probably joseph at nyc. >> did you find him on-line? >> he is 52 years old, and he is looking for a nice 48 to 64-year-old woman. >> that's me. >> that could be either one of us. >> okay. i'm going to look up these guys later. >> i think you should. >> i think it's time for a little music, shall we? >> let's do it. >> this is my pick for today. it's a little wild because you guys look like you're wield. you guys know this song? it's called -- >> feel free to get up and dance. >> is this my song? where is it? it's called "wild thing." ♪ wild thing ♪ wild thing >> come on. >> this is for you in the back. ♪ you make my heart sing ♪ you make everything groovy >> come on, girls. k.l.g. knows my song.
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♪ groovy ♪ wild thing, i think i love you ♪ ♪ i want to know for sure >> come on. >> nothing gets better than this, everybody. >> all right. we're going to pick a sign, you guys. show us your signs. >> who is picking? >> i like the one -- >> okay. kathie lee picked this one. it's all klg on this one. she picked -- >> i love kathie lee, but i want to party with hoda. >> congratulations. you get a mug. >> wow. what's better than that? >> you guys, we have a lot coming up. >> jason kennedy took me all over l.a. >> be right back. >> yes. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit,
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>> welcome back with more of "today" from rowdy, crazy santa monica. we didn't realize just how much the -- >> i've been coming back to l.a. for years and years. used to live here when i first started my career, and i actually love it. jason kennedy from e news took me around to see his l.a., and we discovered that everything old is new again. >> what's old? >> me. >> somewhere here at the top of nowhere is jason kennedy. >> how are you? >> oh, we've got to stop meeting like this. ♪ >> this is where i take all my dates. this is the griffith observatory. look at this place. >> you know what, you are smooth. >> you can touch the hollywood
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sign. >> oh, it's fabulous. >> there's sweeping views of beverly hills over there. you can even see the water. hollywood over there. >> can you see the country city. ocean. >> you've seen rebel without a cause? >> oh, yeah. >> there's a scene where he threw the knife over that hill, and they never found the knife. ♪ >> where would i be a little bitty thing? >> i think over on pluto. >> ladies and gentlemen, two pounds. >> two pounds. i'm just a little bitty thing. i love that. >> kathie, what are we doing? >> i have no idea. it's called schtick. >> what can you tell us about the telescope here? >> more people have looked through this telescope than any other telescope in the world.
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♪ >> so many people come to hollywood to find the stars, but this is actually a place where you can see the stars. >> did you practice that? ♪ >> welcome to los vila ss. >> this has only been open a couple of months, but it used to be willard's chicken inn. i'm taking you back. then it was the brown derby. >> that's what i remember. >> you've been to the brown derby? >> yes. but it used to have a derby type top on it. now it's the mess hall? look. they know we're coming. >> brownie points. who lives up here? >> kristen stewart, robert
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pattinson, january jones lives here. a little inside intel. kevin bacon and his wife kiera sedgwick love this place. >> do people know that they could be sitting where elizabeth taylor once sat or lucille ball? >> this was one of her hang-outs? >> i think old hollywood still remembers and new hollywood, we're trying to educate them little by little. >> oh, my god. >> wow. >> what are you waiting for? yes, i'm going to have a bite of the mess burger, and i might make a mess. here we go. ♪ >> eating on television. don't you love it? >> nothing more disgusting. i lost a little pickle. ♪ >> i can't believe you don't have a guitar? >> me either. everly brothers, james dunn. >> james dunn. >> i talked to a couple of
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people. >> angela basset. >> i talked to a couple of people who are in charge of the stars, and ladies and gentlemen, your first hollywood walk of fame star, kathie lee gifford. can we give her a round of applause? a bowling alley bar. you can play board games. this place is incredible. come on in. ♪ >> this is interesting. >> wow. >> oh, you can -- >> it's kind of an oaky smoky drink. give it a drink. >> oaky smoky. >> oaky smoky. >> it's oaky smoky. >> the idea behind this was to pay omage to the classic hotel bar. >> how is your bowling game? >> i give it a ten. ♪
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>> we are back where sara digs up the latest video that's going to make everybody smile. >> this week features the waverly oldies. this is a group of residents from waverly mansion retirement home in ontario, am i right? >> that's right. this talented group of seniors tries to make a new video every month, and this month it's bruno mars "just the way you are." ♪ you know i'll say when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change, cause you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while because, girl, you're amazing just the way you are ♪
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♪ >> so cute. ♪ the way you are >> this is their fourth video. they originally did it for friends and family, and then it got so much buzz -- >> i love them. >> how cute? >> adorable. >> that's a group with a good sense of humor. >> perfect for valentine's day. >> happy valentine's to all of them. >> coming up, when we -- we're going to hit the road and do a fashion do-over. >> then it's up for great weekend get-aways and for the budget conscious. >> and some animals. don't ask. >> oh, my. really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced.
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good morning to you. it is 10:26. i'm marla tellez. if you're still not sure what you're doing for valentine's day, how about a free oceanside concert at sunset? ♪ pretty cool. an artist and sculptor has been playing there but is being told he has to go after today. he says the concerts were never meant to hold on forever and he will hold the last one today at 5:00. christina will check your forecast and mike the commute after the break.
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welcome back now. the time is 10:28. and that fog still kind of hanging out over the san francisco bay. but the city itself getting a lot of sunshine. temperatures are warming nicely. we are still slated to hit the 70s in many cities. gilroy, for example, 71 degrees. 70 in fairfield. 72 in santa rosa, 70 degrees even in san rafael. throughout the next couple of days, we have changes on the way. the rain returns. we'll time it out for you today at 11:00. want to check the drive with mike. >> a little bit of fog right around the bay. this is 880. very tough. after this i'll show you what it's like on the map.
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very sl very slow up toward oak street. that crash is still there blocking two lanes. 580 is clear there. the south bay shows a little slowing northbound 101 through mountain view. a new crash, mckee at capital, blocking part of capital avenue and it's on the light rail tracks. >> mike, thanks so much. more of the day's top stories coming up at 11:00. jon kelley and i hope to see you then. >> welcome back we're in beautiful santa monica, california. we're going from thirsty thursday. >> that's what we do every single day. >> now, l.a. is full of beautiful, beautiful people, but every now and then they make a fashion faux pas. >> well -- >> suzy points it out.
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she found some folks on the streets of santa monica. let's take a look. >> i am here at the third street promenade where everyone from west l.a. comes to shop. it's in santa monica. you have to check this place out. let's take a look. ♪ california love >> are you going to work out right now? >> i am going to work out, yes. >> you are? >> i would probably just lose the red shirt and this because this feels more like worky instead of work-outy. >> shorts and tights, totally cute on a 22-year-old. opaque tights and shorts on a 65-year-old? not so cute. can you hold this for a second? >> certainly. >> let's just try it. >> when color clash with one color, maximum three different shades. >> underneath all of this, what size would you be? >> like a 4. >> what? >> we're looking for women to give a full makeover to and they get to keep all the clothes? are you interested in doing something like that?
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>> um, sure. >> we're going to make you look a little smaller than this. i have to imagine that this isn't such a flattering look, right? >> yeah. >> are you ready to shop? >> yes. i'm ready. >> let's go in. >> she's the editor in chief of tall, skinny, rich. hi, girl. >> we saw before with the sweat shirt did -- >> she looked like she just rolled out of the dorm. she was going for a day shopping, and a lot of people dress like this, and the one day you do is the day you bump into someone. >> always. >> this is going to be her national televised outfit. >> what do you think she thought when you said to her -- >> she was so excited. how soon can we go? >> bloomingdale's is right around the corner. >> show us what was wrong first. you didn't like the sweat shirt. >> the sweat shirt was oversized. it made her look bigger than she was. the baggie pants were so baggie
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we actually saw her underwear popping out of them. and then i don't know, it's only 65 degrees in los angeles. i don't think she really needed the winter boots. >> we should point out that there is a whole group of girls. her delta gamma sorority sisters, and you'll see the difference between your buddy before and after, so let's bring katilyn out and see what we have done to her. >> come on out. >> here she comes. >> yeah! >> well, i have to tell you, when we walked into the section at bloomingdale's, katilyn fell in love with this floral dress. we had to make it look casual. what's great is you can progress it up in a ball xshgs it will not wrinkle. >> oh, really. >> it feels leak silk. it's not that stiff felt pattern. then the dress is sleeveless and so cute, and then, of course, we
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had to do the sam edelman flats. those are tempurpedic mattresses in them. >> do you like her like that. >> she looks to so great. >> what you do think about your transformation? >> it's so great. i love this dress. >> it says spring and college and adorable and young. >> love it. >> you can wear it. >> this dress does not have an age cap. in fact, it can even be more dressed up if you put it with heels. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we've got animals coming up. i was living with pain -- all over. the intense ache made it hard to do the things that i wanted. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia --
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>> well, recollect schwartz from the san diego zoo, hoda woman -- >> what? >> has got some furry creatures for us to visit. >> i can't believe what is going on. sdmri see you found my camel. >> welcome to the west side of the united states. thank you guys for coming to join us over here. you know, i'm going to put these bags down. >> i travel the world talking about conservation and endangered species, but today valentine's day we thought we would go light-hearted and -- >> talk about the mating habits of animals. >> yes. >> that doesn't smell great. >> if you were a camel, though, he's got stuff. they get, of course, much larger. males, when they want to attract a female, they stink a lot and spread their urine a lot by -- they froth around the mouth and do these horrible long -- much louder.
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>> sounds like kathie lee. >> nice. >> then the males have a pouch inside their mouth that will inflate with air and stick out the side of their mouth. >> what's sexier than that? >> i know. i know. the ladies love it. >> all righty. these are from all parts of the world? >> all over the world. we're really focused on the fun-loving -- >> and then another classic question we always get when we work with a certain north american -- >> what? >> we have up here some porcupines? >> they have 30,000 quills all over they are body. >> who knew? >> they knew. >> the question is how do they mate? >> because you would think it might be a little uncomfortable. >> painful. >> the standard answer is very carefully. but to get to that point of actually mating, first the males have to fight. there's a lot of scream and fighting and exchanging of quills. >> then one male wins.
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he goes to the lady. >> the other guy is bloodied? >> the lady says, hey, let's fight. if you can -- if you win, we'll -- that means you're strong enough to be the father of my child. then they go after it. >> knock it out, right? got him? >> then they're going to exchange quills and scratching and climb and chase and she lays her kills flat and raises her rump and gives clear access that way. we don't have to go any further than that. >> we're all done. >> then -- >> you got to have clear access. that's true. >> when it's finally over, the female will start climbing a tree, and the male falls off. >> do they go to poughkeepsie too? >> do animals reach cli maximum? >> are we going there this time of the day? >> no, indeed. >> it's a technical term. >> technically for the egg tore fertilized, the answer would be yes. >> okay. we can go there. >> you learned something today. why are you embarrassed by it? >> i'm embarrassed.
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>> do you have anything else for us? >> yes. we've been talking about the gross side of things, the fighting, the intricacies, but the love birds we brought today are true lovers. >> everybody loves penguins. >> loves penguins. >> they're so sweet. >> this is charlie and flynn. they're penguins. they will usually mate for life, and now -- >> i love that. >> get this, they also have a homestead nest. they'll nest in the seam spot year after year, and sometimes the exact same nest. >> i love that. >> they work together to protect the egg. one leaves to go feed for two days while the other one sits to keep it work. they take shifts and high five -- well, high one. >> very evolved. >> when the baby hatches, one stays with the baby to protect it from the predator, and the other one goes and feeds and vice versa. >> which one is the female? >> this one is the male, and -- >> i got it. >> they don't have arranged
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marriages, right? how do they find each other? >> to us they look the same, but they can tell each other apart visually, and they have their own heart song. they have their own unique call for the couple that they recognize each other in the distance. truly -- >> strutting his stuff. >> yeah. >> all right. thank you. >> we have a lot more coming up. we'll be right back after this. >> if we knew what it was, we would tell you. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word... if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts... well muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour one on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour three.
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♪ snoo all righty. whether you are looking for love or you just want to get out of dodge, boy do we have a deal for you. >> george is from johnny jet set. he has affordable last-minute getaways. there's some time, right some. >> you can leave tomorrow on a three-day cruise to the bahamas
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on the regent sky. >> from? >> from miami. $279 per person. >> wow. >> for the weekend? >> for the weekend. >> that's a three-day cruise. >> that's a three-day cruise. if you want a seven-day cruise, you can go out of new york to the bahamas and florida for $579 per person, and what's great about this is, you know, with cruising, which i used to watch with you the commercials. >> carnival. >> that's what got me into cruising. ♪ ain't we got fun >> all the meals and entertainment is included. you can stay away from the casino and the booze, you're -- >> it's a heck of a value. >> it's a great value. >> the slopes, colorado. >> keystone resort in ski tone, colorado, two hours outside of denver. they have 135 trails, 20 chair lift wrshz if you spend two nights in one of the resorts or properties, you have 900 condos, it's $221 a night. kids 12 and under ski free. there's no black-out dates. no minimums. if are you in the dugger family, that's where you want to go.
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>> you better stay home. >> what if you want to sleep where a president has slept? >> a little kinky. >> what are the spots? >> richmond is one. >> rich mopped, virginia. jefferson hotel, a grand hotel, 12 u.s. presidents have slept there, including both roosevelts, both bushes, and obama. it's $195 a night. >> disturbing a little bit. >> $195 a night if you use the promo code lincoln. the reason why it's called lincoln stayed here is because all the cast and crew from the steven spielburg movie -- that's where they filmed it. >> amazing movie. >> san diego is also another spot. >> san diego out here on the west coast, downtown. the u.s. grant, 14 u.s. presidents have slept there, and they have a sweetheart night in deal for $210 a night, and everybody gets an in room movie credit and an in room build your own dessert bar. >> fun. >> again, san diego, you have the zoo.
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you have -- there's so much to do. >> yes. >> always great weather. >> what if you want to go back to the east coast? >> why would you want to? >> good point. >> if somebody actually wanted to, why would they? >> a lot of people don't realize that upstate new york has over 100 whineries. >> great wine. really great wine. >> there you go. >> it's within a five hour drive of approximately 25% of the u.s. population. >> right. >> they have deals right now. the winter wine package deal. all their b&b's and hotels. first night regular price, second night half price and the third night is free. it's $80 a night. >> that's amazing. >> thank you. >> what did you bring for hoda? >> we brought chateau frank xwribl. >> from that area, right? >> cheers. >> happy valentine's day. >> coming up, we're going to have a little fun valentine's day cooking. >> some food for you. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> today's kitchen is brought to you by ritz, open for fun. ♪ >> time to take you into today's kitchen, and you cannot celebrate valentine's day without chocolate. >> no, no, no. if you are planning a romantic candle lit dinner at home, tonight we have an easy and elegant dessert. >> really? >> recipes that almost anyone can pull off, except perhaps you. >> the executive chef at the swanky fig restaurant right here in beautiful santa monica. >> beautiful hotel. >> we've been staying, and, ray, we've loved it. we were having a little glass of wine out by the fire last night. it was great fun. >> well, great. welcome to santa monica. >> thank you. >> we're going to start with a cocktail. >> of course, we are. >> we call it the 94, and it's a
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mixture of -- >> talk to us. >> you always remember the morning after, but we want you to enjoy the night before. very good. >> she likes it. >> yeah. >> prosecco. >> not much. >> we're going to make the base for the panacatta. it's easy to do. a little milk and cream. it doesn't require any baking. >> hoda could do it. >> yep. >> sugar and salt. take some vanilla bean. this comes just like that. >> drop the whole thing in. >> drop it right in there. okay. we already have it warmed up right here. >> okay. >> warm up. >> i see. >> the chocolate. >> i would like to help. >> perfect. see? >> you can make it at home. >> she is -- >> and then maybe the gelatin there. >> that's weird looking. >> this is what it looks like when it's in bloom. we have -- you can get that at the supermarket.
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>> it's a gelatin sheet. >> sheets of gelatin. >> push it out for powdered gelatin. >> we're going to put that on top. >> so far it looks weird. >> i'm sure it's going to turn -- >> it is going to get a lot better fast. >> okay. >> if you have some of the hot liquid. >> oh. >> right on top. uh-huh. >> okay. >> i'm in. >> you can't be in. there's milk in it. she would like to be in. >> okay. once this is dissolved, that's -- this is a nice hot chocolate. >> i have these little jars in the restaurant. can you get them at a hardware store. >> they have an apothecary thing. >> can you let them set up. >> pour that stuff in there, and then what? >> you let it sit? >> it will take about two to three hours. >> refrigerator to -- >> refrigerate. the gelatin will set back up. you'll have a nice pudding that looks like that. >> i'm sorry, hoda. >> sara tastes it. got to put a little -- >> a little garnish here. i have rasberries that are
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soaked many some of the prosecco and grand -- >> right over the top. >> all righty. >> there you go. >> hand that over to sara. >> okay. >> all right. tell us what is at the end, what we have left. >> we have some chocolates that our chef jake made for us. >> i can have that. >> can you have that. >> we have guava puffs that we're doing in the restaurants. we have red velvet ice cream sandwiches, and a peanut butter crunch. >> okay. that i'm going to try. >> thank you so much. we've had an awesome, awesome time. >> we have a big show coming up tomorrow. we are going to go to the beaches of california. all gorgeous. you know those old folks from off their rockers -- >> they're going to be there too? >> they are a party group. >> enjoy your valentine's day. have a wonderful time. we'll see you tomorrow for try day friday. santa monica, california, and we are never coming home. bye.
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an elementary school-turned crime scene in leandro. who shot a teacher on school grounds and why? we are live with the latest. once an olympic hero, now the center of a murder investigation after his girlfriend is found shot to death in his home. we have new details on the case. and the stranded cruise ship adrift in the gulf of mexico for days now, finally closing in on an alabama port.
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but the wait for passengers is far from over. we have a live report on the way. a sweet forecast for your valentine's day. san francisco off in the distance there. christina loren will be along with more. you are watching nbc bay area. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. this morning, a san leandro elementary school has been shut down as alameda county sheriff's deputies investigate a dead body found on that campus late last night. >> bob redell has been gathering information for us all morning long. bob, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you. hillside elementary here in san leandro sent out a phone alert to their parents this morning telling them not to show up at school with the children, that the school would be shut down, this so the alameda county


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